We have turned the bride of Christ into an escort service. Instead of loving and investing in the relationship with Christ’s bride, we are far more happy to meet with her once a week, enjoy ourselves, leave money on the nightstand, and pray she doesn’t call us back.
And fat means more than just the size or shape of your body. In those panic-driven conversations, fat means you’re not trying. It means you’re not loved, because fat isn’t lovable. Fat means you’re not strong, not moral, not smart enough to stay alert to the threat of fat. Fat means you’ve failed.